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Meet Amanda 

Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University, where she earned a B.A. in Education Studies, with minors in History and Near Eastern Judaic Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Childhood and Special Education from Fordham University, where she was part of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Currently, she works as a middle school learning specialist, helping special-ed students in small group settings at SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY, and at SAR, she serves as the coordinator for the school’s chapter of the Names Not Numbers program, which gives students the opportunity to create documentaries during which they interview Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans. Her classroom teaching experience includes working at Ascend Learning Charter Schools, where she did elementary school curriculum development, and working with elementary schoolers in NEST, a renowned program that offers integrated classes for mainstream learners and children who have Autism, taking a holistic approach that focuses on behavioral, academic, and social support.

Amanda holds a certification in writing instruction from the Winward Institute and is well-versed in utilizing the Orton-Gillingham approach for helping children with dyslexia. Throughout her years of teaching and tutoring, she has accumulated a great deal of experience successfully working with children who have ADHD, dyslexia, and/or executive functioning challenges. She is experienced with tutoring every core academic subject ranging from kindergarten to 9th grade.


As someone who loves seeing children grow, Amanda has led youth programming at the Jewish Center and Lincoln Square Synagogue, in Manhattan. She has created and implemented a successful tutoring program at Camp Seneca Lake, and at Seneca, she has years of experience supporting campers’ transition to sleepaway camp.

When she’s not working as an educator, Amanda and her lovely husband, Natan, love to play Rummikub. She has coached basketball and slam poetry. 

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